A garden needs perennials to add structure, color, and interest year-after-year. Available in a nearly infinite variety of colors, shapes, and textures, these hardy plants often multiply, filling a garden with beauty. Most perennials bloom for two to three weeks at a specific time of the year, and their foliage remains until frost. Some perennials are grown just for their beautiful foliage alone.
As we mentioned, some perennials are all about the leaves (hostas, heuchera, etc). Often times, those are your best bet for shaded areas, but no matter the placement, they are a beautiful addition to ANY garden.
One of the many benefits to planting perennials is their durability. If you don't like your arrangement, dig it up and move it. You may discover the size, color, bloom time, etc. doesn't fit your vision after a year or two, so switch it up! Just remember to give the plants time to recover and settle into their new homes after you've moved or split them.
It's important to choose perennials that will survive in your Plant Hardiness Zone. If you live in central Indiana, choose perennials rated for zones 5 or lower. In southern Indiana perennials rated for zones 6 or less will do best.
Everything we carry is meant to grow in our zone. We know there are more "exciting" plants you'll see online, but keep in mind that they may not survive our (sometimes crazy) Indiana climate. We've listed some of the varieties we offer each year and their attributes so you can start planning ahead!